The St. George's Church Artist Residency Program began after a chance meeting between Roy Caldwood,a long term volunteer at St. George's and Darren Jones, a visual artist from Scotland now based in New York. After much discussion about the role of the church within the community it was decided between the Bishop, the Vestry, the Wardens and members of the congregation to utilize the visual arts to help the church enhance its spiritual and social capacity. As well as working to create art within the church we began to develop ideas to include the visual arts in the ministry of St. George's. Subsequently a gallery space was created within the church to house exhibitions and events now known as the Francis Lewis Gallery. Our aim is to communicate our role as a cultural and artistic meeting place for the congregation, for visitors, for local groups and for many others who may not otherwise attend the church.
This is a new and exciting initiative which will include an ongoing series of collaborative exhibitions with other institutions and outreach programs. We aim to bring to St. George's a new and contemporary point of view to the relationship between religion, spirituality and art.
The first in the series of exhibitions will be Altered States.The show will run from April 27th to May 18th with an opening reception on Saturday April 26th. Find out more about the exhibition, the artists and their work.
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